What a week it has been. Too exhausted the last couple of days to update on George's condition. I want to thank everyone again for their prayers and concerns. It means a great deal to both of us. We thought everything was going well until Wednesday when all of a sudden he developed a fever of 102. Then he became short of breath again like he was before he even had the chest tube. Within a short amount of time, they had him down in CCU monitoring him closely. He really had me scared, and I'm sure it scared him just as much. Without going into the whole drawn out story, I just want to advise anyone who is getting treated for any kind of condition, to take control of your own health, and I don't mean diagnose yourself. But stand up for yourselves and don't let any doctor treat you with anything less than the respect and compassion that you deserve. We had one doctor "treat" George without even stepping foot in to "see" him. I took charge of that situation and spoke for George, and we soon got some results from him.
The next day George was feeling a bit better and the doctor was going to take the tube out. But when George coughed, the machine bubbled which meant he still had a leak. The doctor said to wait another day. So they waited a while and sent him back up to the same floor he was on. He had a pretty good day yesterday. A fever off and on, but was controlled. He had some visitors and by the time they left in the evening he was pretty tuckered out. This morning we waited to see if the doctor would pull the tube out. George coughed a couple times and there were no bubbles. So they took it out and then did an xray. We were disappointed to hear that there still was a slight pneumothorax. We were ready to go home. Had to wait until 6 tonight to take another xray. The doctor said if there was no change then he could leave. Thank God, there was no change. We got home around 8:30. Feels so good to have him here again. He will be off for the next week to recoup. Doctor said no strenuous exercise at all. We need to make an appointment for him for next Friday, but have to have another chest xray Monday or Tuesday.
When we came home, we saw that our grass had been cut! Will find out who did it and give them a big hug and thank you!! Tomorrow will be a very relaxing day, and then on Sunday we may have a cook out. Nicole will be home then and maybe Craig and Lake will join us.
Happy 4th to ALL of you! Give your loved ones a big hug and be thankful you are sharing it with them! Safe travels to all of you if you plan on going away...
Thank you all again, and I soon hope to be back into the swing of doing some creating. Ooooh, how I will enjoy that!!